If The White House Garden Was Planted With Subsidized Crops…

With thanks to @SlowFoodUSA, the image below shows what the White House Garden would look like if it was planted with subsidized crops from the Food and Farm Bill. When will we break this crazy taxpayer-funded transfer of wealth to agribusiness that is ruining the health of our precious farmland (and the animals and humans who depend on it)?

Source: Kitchen Gardeners (http://kitchengardeners.org/)

Source: Kitchen Gardeners (http://kitchengardeners.org/)

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27 Comments on "If The White House Garden Was Planted With Subsidized Crops…"

  1. justagirl | Jun 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm |

    if thomas jefferson garden = hemp…  i say america’s kitchen garden for sure.  oh, and bring on the rhubarb pie.

  2. justagirl | Jun 3, 2011 at 9:50 am |

    if thomas jefferson garden = hemp…  i say america’s kitchen garden for sure.  oh, and bring on the rhubarb pie.

  3. Some wheat, corn and soya are necessary if we’re to continue raising animals: They have to eat to grow too.

  4. Some wheat, corn and soya are necessary if we’re to continue raising animals: They have to eat to grow too.

    • Unless we return to the grass-fed model … just saying.

      • Unless we stop eating meat and dairy. Which would be better for us, the environment and obviously the animals. just sayin’

        • everyone in America knows if you stop eating meat, you start taking it in the behind. just sayin’

  5. Unless we return to the grass-fed model … just saying.

  6. Unless we stop eating meat and dairy. Which would be better for us, the environment and obviously the animals. just sayin’

  7. everyone in America knows if you stop eating meat, you start taking it in the behind. just sayin’

  8. justagirl | Jun 3, 2011 at 6:03 pm |

    well, they need to be able to enjoy SOMETHING.  just sayin’.

  9. they should def stop sugar subsidies, and not replace it with slave like the rest of he world

  10. Demineus | Jun 3, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

    they should def stop sugar subsidies, and not replace it with slave like the rest of he world

  11. I actually really enjoy vegan food, plus your brain adapts to taste that are less saturated with sugar and fat

  12. just sayin’

  13. justagirl | Jun 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm |

    that’s what they all say.  you wouldn’t happen to be quick tempered and irritable would you?

  14. justagirl | Jun 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm |

    that’s what they all say.  you wouldn’t happen to be quick tempered and irritable would you?

  15. Hey!  I like my corn-tobacco-cotton sandwiches thank you very much.

  16. Hey!  I like my corn-tobacco-cotton sandwiches thank you very much.

  17. sensibleone | Jun 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm |

    Obviously, we have to grow some wheat, corn, and other staples. However, the portions in these examples show exactly why there is an obesity epidemic in this country.  I don’t think it is an issue of eating vegetarian or vegan diets. Yeah, some of those staples go for animal food, but certainly not enough to justify these proportions. A balanaced diet includes all kinds of food… that is the point.

  18. sensibleone | Jun 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm |

    Obviously, we have to grow some wheat, corn, and other staples. However, the portions in these examples show exactly why there is an obesity epidemic in this country.  I don’t think it is an issue of eating vegetarian or vegan diets. Yeah, some of those staples go for animal food, but certainly not enough to justify these proportions. A balanaced diet includes all kinds of food… that is the point.

  19. Anonymous | Jun 7, 2011 at 8:38 pm |

    As a Canadian, I like consuming subsidized products from other countries.  

  20. thedudelives | Jun 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm |

    As a Canadian, I like consuming subsidized products from other countries.  

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